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Ag Safety

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As work settings, the land grant missions of Kansas State University are very unique places within the University due to teaching, research and extension activities that occur in laboratories, greenhouses, farms and field sites in Manhattan and at locations throughout the state.  In these environments, there is the potential for our faculty, staff and students to be simultaneously exposed to a variety of hazard types, such as:

||  Physical  || Electrical  ||  Fire  ||  Chemical  || 

||  Radiological  ||  Biological  ||  Thermal  ||  Vehicular  ||

The management of the College of Agriculture is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for our stakeholders that may be exposed to these hazards.  Moreover, we remain ever vigilant of our actions to protect our environment.  We deliver these services through an environmental health and safety management system designed to assist us identify and manage risk through a systematic, continual improvement process.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Office is responsible for developing and facilitating the delivery of health, safety and environmental services, and verifying the program's effectiveness in reducing risk.  In the delivery of these services we draw upon the ideas of our workforce to make safety and environmental protection an integral part of our everyday activities.  Please contact us if you have questions, comments, or if we can be of assistance in helping you take your EH&S program to the next level.

Continual Improvement

Lessons Learned

from the lab explosion at Texas Tech University are being discussed in the Environmental Health and Safety Seminar Series

Kansas Dept. of Labor

offers a safety and health achievement recognition program (SHARP) for employers to work with their employees to develop and continuously improve their workplace safety and health programs

EPA in Kansas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Office provides regular updates and outreach information covering agriculture in the Midwest

 Standards of Practice

EH&S Guidance Documents posted in October: Occupational Health Surveillance Matrix